‘No more low bonds!’: Families affected by gun violence join together to protest bond system at Harris County Criminal Justice Center
The families of Arlene Alvarez, Diamond Alvarez and Ashanti Grant joined together to protest the recent gun violence that took the lives of their children in recent months.
This company sold a copy of 'Super Mario Bros.' for $2 million. NFTs and a Triceratops skull could be next
Five-year-old start-up Rally sold a copy of Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros." for a record $2 million. Now, the New York City-based company is leading the way in an increasingly popular market for alternative asset investments.cnbc.com
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally revs up, drawing thousands and heightening delta superspreader fears
Health officials, South Dakota residents and even some attendees are concerned that one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world, which begins Friday, has the potential to become the latest superspreader event.washingtonpost.com
When Does a Commodities Boom Turn Into a Supercycle?
Frenetic trading and surging prices for natural resources – from copper and iron ore to soybeans and lumber – had markets abuzz with talk that the pandemic bounce-back might trigger another “supercycle” for global commodities. With governments pouring recovery funds into infrastructure and pollution-fighting green energy projects, there were signs of a multi-year commodities boom that could stoke global finance and fuel inflation. Such seismic events enrich countries and traders that control reswashingtonpost.com
Vigil held at Discovery Green to end Asian hate
HOUSTON – Hundreds gathered at Discovery Green Saturday to denounce Asian hate and mourn the eight people lost in Atlanta’s spa shootings earlier this week. The vigil was put on by the OCA-Greater Houston, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well being Asian Pacific Americans. In the crowd, there were signs of love and others asking for the end to Asian hate. According to the OCA-Greater Houston, there have been 3,800 local hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since March of 2020. AdSix of the eight victims were of Asian descent, despite that though the shooter claims the shooting was not racially motivated.
‘For the sake of public safety’: Deshaun Watson asks fans to go home after reports of planned rally in support of QB at NRG
HOUSTON – Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is asking fans to go home after reports of a planned rally at NRG Stadium Monday. Watson took to Twitter to tell fans he appreciated the support but wanted them to stay home for safety purposes. “I’m hearing there is a march planned on my behalf in Houston today,” Watson said. Although I am humbled I ask that whoever is organizing the march cancel for the sake of public safety. “Covid is spreading at a high rate & I don’t want any fans to unnecessarily expose themselves to infection,” Watson said.
White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally
A resident of tiny St. Charles, Iowa, McKinney has posted on Facebook in support of the far-right Proud Boys and against Black Lives Matter. In a news release detailing McKinney’s arrest, the state police described an afternoon shooting at a parking lot and didn't mention the Trump car rally or the race of those involved. The teen driver’s mother said the girls argued with Trump supporters about politics and were subjected to racial slurs. The girls’ car ended up surrounded by Trump supporters who were yelling and honking horns before the driver went in reverse and struck a pickup. Trump supporters have blasted authorities for charging McKinney, arguing that his shot protected rallygoers.
Rally held for man killed in crash involving 2 HPD officers
HOUSTON – A push for justice in the death of Walter Cooper, a 71-year-old man who was hit and killed by HPD officers in a patrol vehicle in northeast Houston. On Sunday, the family held a rally calling for justice and change. Dozens of people held signs demanding justice. READ: Driver killed, 2 HPD officers injured in crash in northeast HoustonOn November 24, Cooper was pulling off Darien Street onto Ley Road when an HPD police unit hit his car causing it to spin across the street and land in the grass. The family also wants to improve city infrastructure by adding speed bumps, traffic signals and signs in communities.
Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $23,000, extending its wild 2020 rally
Omar Marques | LightRocket | Getty ImagesBitcoin hit a fresh record high above $23,000 on Thursday, extending a wild rally for the cryptocurrency that has seen it more than triple in value this year. The world's most-valuable digital currency surged 12% to $23,421, according to crypto market data provider Coin Metrics, taking its year-to-date gains to more than 200%. Crypto bulls have pointed to increased demand from institutional investors, pitching bitcoin as a hedge against inflation like gold amid unprecedented U.S. coronavirus stimulus. However, crypto fans claim this year's rally is unlike 2017 as it's being driven by institutional buying rather than retail speculation. "Back then, the price was driven by mainly retail investors."cnbc.com
Community rallies to end police violence after deadly shooting of Nicolas Chavez
HOUSTON – Family, friends and community members came together Saturday to hold a candlelight vigil for 27-year-old Nicolas Chavez. So when he left I not only lost my son but I lost my best friend. I don’t know what to say other than I love him,” said Nicolas' mother Leantha Chavez. The vigil was also an opportunity for loved ones to demand an end to police violence. “This is our son Nicolas Casey Chavez Junior.
Organizers assemble Black Lives More Than Matter rally at Emancipation Park
HOUSTON Several dozens gathered at Emancipation Park for a Black Lives More Than Matter rally Saturday. The gathering was one of several across Houston, part a growing movement to demand change. We want to reimagine policing and reallocating things, such as having maybe a mental health team, said organizer Dav Lewis. Were just trying to raise awareness and show people how voting can enact change and affect change in their community, said organizer Carl Ward. That is our message: Its really not just vote but be an informed voter.Organizers said a march to city hall will take place in the coming days.
Bar owners hold rally to demand the freedom to reopen businesses
PASADENA – Bar owners, employees and loyal customers gathered in Pasadena Sunday to hold a rally and demand the freedom to reopen their businesses. We need to pay our bills. Our employees need food and money to pay their bills,” said James Kopeck, the co-owner of Chuters Dance Hall and Saloon. The dance hall recently hosted an event, defying Gov. All bars in Texas were required to close on June 26 after a spike in coronavirus cases.
Report: Teens on social media sabotage Trump rally by reserving tickets online without plans to attend
Teens on social media are celebrating the success of an online prank to sabotage President Donald Trump’s rally, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where officials anticipated massive crowds, the New York Times reports. Celebrating a not-so-full arena, teens on social media revealed how they pulled off the stunt. According to the report, the trend quickly spread on TikTok, where multiple videos of users encouraging each other to register for the rally and intentionally not show up reached millions of views. “These kids are smart, and they thought of everything.”According to the Times, TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music groups claimed to have registered potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets for Trump’s rally. According to the Times, Twitter users were quick to declare their victory after seeing the crowd size.
Houston man plans Police Appreciation Rally for Thursday
HOUSTON Charlie Diggs is proud to support law enforcement officers and says right now theyre being disrespected so hes holding a rally Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m.If we dont have police on our corner, its going to be a bad world. We need to stand beside them at all costs they have to know that we are there, they have to know that they are supported, said Diggs. Its important to me to let the law enforcement community know that their community stands behind them still even with all this going on today.Diggs has thrown police support rallies before. Diggs says his Facebook event page is receiving a lot positive responses and its been shared over 1,000 times. I dont want to live in a world without law enforcement, said Diggs.
Donald Trump holds Indiana rally with potential VP
Donald Trump bashed Hillary Clinton and courted a potential running mate Tuesday night in Indiana. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who has reportedly been vetted as a vice presidential candidate, joined Trump at the rally. See Trump's full remarks.cbsnews.com
Protester attacked while leaving Trump rally
A man was arrested Thursday for punching a protester at a Donald Trump rally Wednesday night. Rakeem Jones, the 26-year-old victim, was punched in the face as he was escorted out. Such confrontations have become common at the Republican front-runner's rallies. Julianna Goldman has more.cbsnews.com
Trump holds largest rally yet in Alabama
An estimated 20,000 people were in attendance at Donald Trump's campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama. The spectators filled a football stadium to hear the Republican Presidential front-runner and they were not disappointed. Julianna Goldman reports on the show Donald Trump put on at the rally.cbsnews.com